Global Platform (GP) is
|“|| an international, non-profit, smart card association. Its goal is to create and promote global smart card technology specifications, including specifications for smart cards, smart card devices, and smart card systems.
Throughout the world there are currently approximately 20 million individuals use smart cards that are implemented using Global Platform specifications. Global Platform serves the following industries: retail, health care, government, transit, financial, and mobile telecom. Global Platform's strategy is to create systems that are interoperable, backwards-compatible, and standards-based.